Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a brand-new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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